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Tristram Lansdowne how do you do it? I was amazed before I found out they were WATERCOLOURS.

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Tristram grew up near the ocean in Victoria BC, surrounded by nature, then moved to the sprawling city of Toronto and endured the expected culture shock. After reading this and looking at his paintings I felt as though I was looking right into his subconscious and how it was making sense of the two very different worlds.

SO beautiful.

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Artist Laurie Hogin paints intensely coloured animals. Animals that represent our primitive minds and aspects of our emotional selves. They are vibrant, funny, and weird.

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I love the contrasting strong colours she uses, especially how they work in this one. With this technique she’s creating just enough stimulation and confusion to activate the primitive/emotional mind directly. At least that’s how I’m feeling it.

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Love this! Lorraine Loots makes tiny beautiful paintings. So much detail.

I love tiny things.

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These are all part of a series titled 365 Postcards for Ants where she created a miniature painting every day for a year. She continues to do this now with another series themed around Cape Town.

For scale…

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Here’s a short little video on her work and ideas.